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So How Broke Are You?

I think we come across people everyday that say in one way or another how broke they are.
They say things like:
I can’t afford that
I have no money
That’s too expensive
That’s not in the budget
I can’t pay all the bills.

I even worked with a lady years ago that always said…
“Well, I can’t afford (whatever it is at the time), because my money is all tied up.”
This meaning it was in money making vehicles such as stocks, etc.
And my thought at the time was, “Oh yes, I see how broke you are.”

And yes there are people that truly do not have lots of money, but you still see them eating out, at the movies and basically doing and getting whatever they want.

From my years of observation of people there are basically two groups of people that whine about being broke.

The first group doesn’t have a lot of money, as I said, but still manage to get their wants. I seen proof of this for many years working in a family-owned deli. We sold things like pop, cigarettes, all kinds of snacks, beer, and liquor. I think most of us would have to say these are not necessities. So it always amazed me that people would be complaining of “being broke”
(at the checkout), but come in everyday for their stuff!

Now before someone gets bent thinking it’s none of my business what people buy…

and I agree it’s not.

I’m just making the point that this proves people get what they want. Do they really know how that looks whining about being broke and buying this stuff? So ok, get your stuff, but don’t whine!

The second group are the ones that watch closely what they spend, not because they don’t have it, but because they are afraid of losing what they do have. However, this group too manages to get what they want. Their priorities are just different.

But groups whine about being broke, but in different ways!

So, the point is…

If we go around whining and telling about how broke we are…

We will actually BE broke or FEEL broke and neither is good, because you will just keep getting more of the same!

So my advice is if you are broke, feel broke or both…

DON’T speak it into existence even more.


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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Shawn Johnson September 26, 2010, 8:08 pm

    What you talk about you bring about.

    Good article Carol.

    I never claim taht BROKE TITTLE!!

  • Lidia September 27, 2010, 9:06 am

    Feeling of being broke brings on the being broke…and if you continue to do the same thing in life that gets you the results you’ve been getting all along…don’t you think it’s time to make a change?
    So true Carol, this is a topic very valuable to discuss.

  • Matt September 27, 2010, 10:12 am


    What does Joe say? …”You will never out earn your lips.” 🙂

    Thanks for sharing


  • Selena Tention September 27, 2010, 2:55 pm

    Positive affirmations are a way to counteract those negative, corrupt thoughts.

  • Edward Elliott September 28, 2010, 4:15 am

    Hey Carol,

    Great topic. I have suffered through this for a long time. It was not until I joined the Million Mind March that I actually realized that I was doing it. I have been working on reprogramming my mind and story around this so that I can move from this mentality and location. Thanks for sharing this with us all.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,

  • Roland Leveille September 28, 2010, 9:51 am

    Your so right Carol.

    People aren’t as broke as they think. they just spend their money differently. It’s up to them how they spend it but like you say, don’t whine about it.

    I like calling people out on this topic, hoping they see why they shouldn’t complain.

    Great post!

    Roland Leveille

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